Date of Award
Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)
Public Policy and Management
Prof. Lisa Morris
ischemic heart disease, risk factors, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Muskie School of Public Service
This study examines a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality1 in two rural, white, low-income counties in Maine over 1999-2009: Washington County and Aroostook County. Two similar counties with similarly high rates of CVD mortality– Penobscot and Piscataquis - were selected as comparators. The study considers different factors known to correlate with CVD mortality, including behavioral risk factors, co-morbid conditions, insurance coverage, and social determinants of health.
Daggett, Christy, "Closing the Rural Mortality Gap? An examination of 10-year cardiovascular mortality trends in Washington and Aroostook Counties, Maine" (2013). Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations. 81.